Vince Mannings has a Ph.D. in an arcane discipline, and he's lucky enough to be married to Helene; they make their home in California.

Vince's new fiction includes a story featured recently in the literary and fine arts journal, The Woven Tale Press (vol. VI, issue #4). Another new piece is in the current issue of The Wilderness House Literary Review. Also, an excerpt of Vince’s novel, Not Always Easy, has been published in the journal, Writing Disorder. Readers are encouraged to support these and other journals: their content is superb, and the expertise and dedication of their editorial teams help to keep the literary world afloat.

The maternal Irish side of Vince’s family tree includes the literary critic Mary Maguire Colum (1884 – 1957); her life and works are described by Prof. Denise A. Ayo, of the University of Notre Dame. While Mary resided primarily in New York City, her work took her to many other places, including London and the Paris of the 1920s. Her enthusiasm…